What happens when women decide to love their bodies, no matter what size?

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The Fat Body (In)visible, a short (24 min.) documentary by fat activist Margitte Kristjansson, investigates...

 
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The Fat Body (In)visible, a short (24 min.) documentary by fat activist Margitte Kristjansson, investigates the relationships two San Diego-area women have with their bodies. Through individual interviews and vignettes featuring the two women about town, Kristjansson illustrates not only how women in general are told to feel about their bodies, but also how these two particular women work to make their fat bodies seen in a world that would rather they remain hidden. Body acceptance activists Keena and Jessica’s stories detail the intricacies of identity and the intersections of race and…

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Margitte Kristjansson is a PhD student, fat activist, blogger, and filmmaker. She resides in San...

 
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Margitte Kristjansson is a PhD student, fat activist, blogger, and filmmaker. She resides in San Diego, CA with her partner Chris and their cat, Sugar.

At UCSD’s Department of Communication, Margitte’s work is focused primarily on fat fashion, fat consumption practices, and examining the queerness of fat embodiment. Her other research interests include fat activism, histories of body regulation, articulating fat culture, and uncovering anti-fat biases in media representations of the fat body.

As an activist, Margitte is dedicated to radical, body-positive politics and community-building, online and in real life. She generally aligns herself with queer,…

The Fat Body (In)visible is now available on home video for $24.95! Click here to purchase it through Women Make Movies.

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…this documentary invokes provocative questions about the political possibilities of fat activists reclaiming the right to make fat bodies visible on their own terms.

— Lesleigh Owen, Sociology PhD & Instructor, Chaffey College

The Fat Body (In)Visible is a compelling look at the world of fat acceptance and what it’s like to be a fat woman in America today.

— Harriet Brown, author of ‘Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle With Anorexia’